Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Online Teaching Conference '13 Program Announced


Online Teaching Conference 2013
OTC'13 has announced the conference sessions program. The conference focuses on community college faculty, staff, and administrators engaged (or interested) in online education, including delivery of online services such as student, faculty, library, and technical support. The 2013 Conference will be held at Long Beach City College on June 19-21.

The conference program* is now available at the OTC'13 website. There are many session options to choose from. Will you choose Hands-on Labs, Round Table Discussions, Presentations, or a combination? Be sure to visit now and mark your interests so you're ready to plan your conference days! Here's a peek of what's on the horizon....

Opening Up Learning with OER, Open Textbooks, and Big Open Online Courses
Una Daly with Dr. Cynthia Alexander, James Glapa-Grossklag, Barbara Illowsky
Openness is going mainstream, whether it's called open educational resources (OER), open textbooks or massive open online courses (MOOCs). Attend this panel discussion to find out how California Community Colleges are leveraging open education to lower student costs and expand access. Read more about this session.
The Perfect Storm - Developmental Mass Open Online Class-Creation and Launch!
Ted Blake with Patricia James
Mt. San Jacinto College received a Gate's Grant to develop a basic skills English writing course, which launched in May of 2013. Come hear about our experience and discuss the possibilities and future development of free and open content with us! The process of applying to the Gates Foundation, development and offering our "Crafting an Effective Writer" course will be shared, along with access to our materials. Leave knowing how to use our project within your own DE and Basic Skills programs.
Creating Facebook Groups for Teaching: Build it, they will come!
Deborah Lemon
Creating class community is a huge part of student -and hybrid/online course- success. But how do you get students to communicate freely in a virtual environment? Facebook is inherently communicative, and naturally inspires interaction. Come to this workshop and create your own Facebook Group. Examine the extensive features. Interact with other attendees to experience the powerful, fluid environment of social media.
*All sessions subject to change without notice.

Keynote Speakers: The conference keynote speakers represent some of the biggest names in the MOOC and educational technology communities.
  • Stephen Downes, National Research Council of Canada
  • Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Vice President and Managing Director of Apollo Reseach Institute
Learn more about the keynote speakers: Online Teaching Conference Keynotes Announced.

Pre-Conference Workshops: Attend a pre-conference workshop (or two) and catch a wave of knowledge. We have some excellent pre-conference workshops lined up this year.

For example, Creating Video for Your Course with YouTube and Screencast-o-Matic with Donna Eyestone would be a great choice.
Ready to add video to your courses, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will help you plan and organize your video. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to caption your YouTube video and embed it in your online course or on a website.
BONUS: All participants take home a 1080p HD Webcam.
Pre-conference Workshops are not included in the general conference registration charge but are available at the additional cost listed.
Learn more about the pre-conference workshops: Online Teaching Conference '13 Pre-Conference Workshops.

Register Now for OTC'13: The Online Teaching Conference 2013 is sure to be one of the best ever.
$185 regular (4/18/13 - 6/18/13)
$235 on-site
Breakfasts and lunches are included.
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OTC'13 extends special thanks to its sponsors:

The Online Teaching Conference is brought to you by the TTIP South Projects: CCC Confer, 3C Media Solutions, @ONE, and EduStream. TTIP South is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

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